Double Cups & Taco Trucks, New EP from Houston's T2 Ghetto Hippie Out Now!
All The Best Media: Houston rapper T2 Ghetto Hippie releases his new EP, Double Cups & Taco Trucks, today, July 11th, 2017. The 7-track project features guest appearances from Dizzy Wright and Maxo Kream with production from Trakksounds (Bun B, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky) and Chris Rockaway (UGK, Tech N9ne, Trae Tha Truth). Listen to Double Cups & Taco Trucks here.
“Finding good vibes in bad situations. Smiling through the darkness. This project isn't just about celebrating cough syrup,” T2 told Mass Appeal, “but more emphasizing what it's like in my neighborhood, and portraying how it feels to play the game of life with the hand we were dealt.”
T2's name has been growing outside of Texas with the EP's title-track, “Double Cups & Taco Trucks,” personally chosen by renowned music critic, Robin Hilton, to be featured on NPR's All Songs Considered for the podcast's special SXSW 2017 preview. The video for “Double Cups & Taco Trucks” followed shortly and it was praised by Earmilk as one of their “favorite videos of 2017.” The visual paid homage to Houston culture like much of T2's music while also “challenging the viewer to look beyond the basics.” (Milk) T2 continued delivering the good vibes with “a summer-perfect visual,” (HotNewHipHop) for album standout, “Daze,” and last weekend his single, “B.L.C.” (feat. Maxo Kream) premiered on episode 103 of Noisey Radio on Beats 1.
A homegrown artist with a deep understanding of the south's storied place in hip-hop, T2 draws inspiration from the artists and soundscapes that have defined the Houston sound. His single “Hustletown,” featuring Southern rap icon Z-Ro, debuted on 97.9 The Box with legendary DJ Michael “5000” Watts, and his previous Trakksounds-produced album, A Southwest Side Story, landed on Houston Chronicle's “12 of the Year's Best Houston Albums.” Working with local producers Chris Rockaway (UGK, Tech N9ne, Trae Tha Truth) and Trakksounds (Bun B, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Jhene Aiko), T2 possesses a landmine of momentum to redefine Houston rap. Earlier this month T2 was highlighted by Houston Press when he shared the stage with H-Town legend, Paul Wall. With all of Houston's support behind him, T2 is continuing to push forward Houston's rap legacy.
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